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Table 4 Intraoperative Factors: Comparison between squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

From: Morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma: A risk analysis

parameter Squamous cell carcinoma (n = 229) Adenocarcinoma (n = 150) p-value
- Surgical procedure (% transhiatal) 30.6 68.7 0.0001*
- Esophageal substitute (% gastric tube) 90.8 97.3 0.027*
- Repositioning (% esophageal bed) 83.7 95.3 0.001*
- Number of removed abdominal LN (n) 11 (0–55) 13 (0–51) 0.0146*
- Number of removed thoracic LN (n) 11 (0–47) 6 (0–83) 0.0011*
- Operative time (min) 305 (115–560) 270 (160–540) 0.0001*
- Intraoperative blood loss (ml) 1000 (200–5000) 800 (0–7500) 0.2224
- Units of transfused packed erythrocytes (n) 1.5 (0–38) 0 (0–14) 0.0495*
  1. *statistically significant